If you’re a quota-carrying sales rep feeling the summer slump, here’s some news that’ll cheer you up: Salespeople are highly valued and highly-paid.
Glassdoor’s recently released “11 Jobs That Pay $100K or More” report highlighted 11 professions that you might not immediately associate with high salaries -- basically, high-paying careers besides medicine, finance, and law.
The numbers are in: Despite having the lowest median base salary ($65,000) on the list, “Regional Sales Executive” netted an impressive median pay of $103,500. That's the bright side of commission-based pay -- hustle hard enough and you can break the six-figure mark, too.
Here’s Glassdoor’s description of why the job is so impressive and what managers look for in candidates:
Successful regional sales executives need to be well-versed in their company’s product lines and acutely aware of their customers’ needs. Regional sales executives are stellar communicators with a knack for spotting opportunities. They are always looking to grow their business and expand their customer base. Depending on what industry they represent, a college degree may or may not be necessary.
Not feeling sales any more? Other jobs on the list include law enforcement special agents, airline pilots, and software architects.
Originally published Jul 14, 2016 12:00:00 PM, updated July 28 2017